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Fast-Food Workers Try to Move Media Spotlight from ObamaCare

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Call me suspicious but I find the timing of President Obama calling for a hike in the minimum wage and a nationwide protest of fast-food workers demanding higher pay more than coincidental.

Yesterday, Obama called for a boost of the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and today fast-food workers with support of labor unions are demonstrating around the country over their wages.

The AP reported on the planned fast-food workers protest:

Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday.

Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But it’s not clear what the actual turnout will be and whether they’ll shut down or even disrupt restaurant operations.

The unified progressive call for boosting the minimum wage comes at a time when Obama’s approval ratings are falling because of the immense unpopularity of ObamaCare.

A poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics found young voters are abandoning Obama.

From USA Today:

The new poll shows that Obama’s approval rating with 18- to 29-year-olds now stands at 41%, a dramatic 11-point drop from April. Fifty-four percent said they disapprove of the president’s performance.

The Harvard pollsters noted that during the time they conducted their latest survey of young Americans, national polls of the general population showed that Obama’s approval rating hovered between 37% and 40%.

Even more troubling for Obama is that the financial viability of ObamaCare depends on young Americans enrolling in the health care exchanges and the poll reported 57 percent of this demographic group disapproves of the president’s health care plan.

What Obama lacks in understanding basic economics he makes up for it through community organizing.

He would like nothing better than for the media spotlight to be on a nationwide protest of low-wage workers than the disastrous roll-out of ObamaCare.

Fast-food workers are calling for a $15 an hour wage increase, significantly higher than Obama’s proposal and they are also looking to unionize.

It’s clear Obama is desperate to change the debate and calling for wage hikes is part of his strategy.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with CloutHub.com, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a BlazeTV.com host, Outreach Director with FreedomWorks.org overseeing its Empower.org outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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